Thursday, November 26, 2009


Over the summer, Anthrax announced that they were ditching their new singer, Dan Nelson, who they found on myspace. They recorded a full album with him, but the plan was to get a new singer and re-record the vocals. They cancelled most of their tour dates, except for one festival, which featured their former lead singer, John Bush. Now they've announced that they are doing a brief Australian tour with Bush on vocals, and Scott Ian said in an interview that he'd like Bush to rejoin the band for good.

Although the best Anthrax albums featured singer Joey Belladonna, I always thought that those albums would have been better with John Bush, and the first album with John Bush, Sound Of White Noise, holds up to anything the band has ever done. Bush rejoining the band is the best thing that could happen to them, so here's hoping that it happens.

But if you do prefer Joey Belladonnna, you should check out the recently released expanded editioin of the band's classic 1987 album Among The Living, which features bonus tracks and a concert DVD from the era (the N.F.V. video, recorded in London). And also Caught In A Mosh: BBC Live In Concert, which features two more performances, also from 1987. That's a lot of live 1987 Anthrax, but there you have it!

In other news, Rock Sound reports that Scott Ian and Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano have a new band called The Damned Things, which also features Keith Buckley of the band Every Time I Die and... Fall Out Boy members Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley (aka not the famous guy and not the singer). Scott probably knows how lame this looks, so he probably was won over by the Fall Out Boy guys enough to withstand the ridicule he knows he is in for.

1 comment:

Irene said...

I agree. John Bush rejoining the band would be the best thing for them, as I believe he is the best lead singer they've ever had.